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The Vulture (1966)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 3 May 1967 (USA)
A mad scientist turns himself into a half-man, half-bird monster to avenge the death of his ancestor.


(story), (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Prof. Hans Koniglich
The Vicar
Jarvis, the butler
Edward Caddick ...
Melcher, the Sexton
Gordon Sterne ...
Edward Stroud
Keith McConnell ...
Supt. Wendell
Margaret Robertson ...


A mad scientist turns himself into a half-man, half-bird monster to avenge the death of his ancestor.

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Half-man half-beastbird... swooping on his human prey... drinking blood... mutilating flesh! See more »


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

3 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manutara  »

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Box Office


CAD 200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in color, but only shown theatrically in black and white; it was eventually broadcast on television in its original color. See more »


When Eric fires the gun to open the locked door, the sound is heard before the gun is fired, before the flash is seen. See more »


Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) See more »

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Strange/different but still family viewing
6 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

In the 1960's their was a low priced movie theater in downtown Oakland that showed a triple bill of releases that came out mostly in the 1950's.Pre-noon admission was .35 cents.It was at that place that I saw this movie on a triple bill.Today I was surprised to learn that the release date was 1967.My overall feeling was that this movie was from the 1950's because it was black and white,the theaters history and on the same bill was "curse of the demon"(night of the demon ?)which came out in 1957.That being the situation it seems that on release this film went directly to the cheap seat theaters.That should give an indication of how good the movie is.In a 1950's comic book a half human/half vulture character had scared me so this plot was not of real interest to me.The little that can be recollected is that the mad scientist's every word is dripping with an accent.Even if the viewer knows no German they probably will doubt that his accent is a German one.Seeing the big clawed feet lift up people resemble the special effects of the Three Stooges films but the Stooges effects might be a notch better.Seeing this film again is one of my goals.

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